Sexual and reproductive health and rights

Canada’s approach

Canada’s work to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) empowers women and girls and contributes to gender equality.

Canada will spend $650 million over 3 years to improve the reproductive health and rights of women and children. Canada looks for ways to support investments that provide a wide range of health services. Canada’s assistance aims to help the poorest and most vulnerable, including in fragile and conflict-affected states.

We are working to address barriers facing the most at-risk and marginalized populations. This includes:

Canada will also support programming that meets the specific needs, rights, and interests of these groups.

We will also support programs that engage men and boys to take a leading role in achieving gender equality.

Assistance projects

These projects support Canada’s global commitment to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights for women and girls. They support a full range of sexual and reproductive health services and information.

TitlePartnerCountryTotal budgetProject Contribution to the $650M SRHR Commitment
A New and Dignified Life for Women and Girls Suffering from Obstetric FistulaUNFPA - United Nations Population FundMozambique$6,500,000$5,500,000
Access to Health Services for Women and Girls in KinshasaCCISD – Center for International Cooperation in Health and DevelopmentCongo, Democratic Republic$19,950,786$6,169,597
Achieving Reproductive Rights for Adolescents, Reducing Maternal and Newborn MortalityPlan International CanadaBolivia$10,061,559$5,170,348
Addressing Gaps in the Reduction of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in NigeriaUNFPA – United Nations Population FundNigeria$7,500,000$6,552,490
Addressing Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Through Public InstitutionsUNFPA - United Nations Population FundSri Lanka$900,000$900,000
Advancing Quality Education and School-Related Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights - FASEGovernment of Mozambique - Ministry of Education and CultureMozambique$17,000,000$2,550,000
Advancing Quality Education and School-Related Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights - UNICEFUNICEF - United Nations Children's FundMozambique$3,000,000$450,000
Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health in Cabo DelgadoAga Khan Foundation CanadaMozambique$19,449,291$3,358,084
Amplifying Women's Voices for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and PeaceBBC MEDIA ACTIONHER VOICE, HER RIGHTSSouth Sudan$4,998,632$1,720,000
Bangladesh - Humanitarian Response for Rohingya Refugees - Doctors Without Borders 2017Doctors Without BordersBangladesh$3,500,000$1,400,000
Bangladesh - Humanitarian Response to Rohingya Refugee Crisis - CARE 2017-2018CARE CanadaBangladesh$1,800,000$396,000
Bangladesh - Humanitarian Response to Rohingya Refugee Crisis - Doctors of the World 2018Doctors of the World CanadaBangladesh$1,500,000$375,000
Bangladesh - Humanitarian Response to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis - ADRA Canada 2018ADRA - Adventist Development and Relief Agency CanadaBangladesh$1,000,000$430,000
Bangladesh - Humanitarian Response to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis – Save the Children 2018Save the Children CanadaBangladesh$2,200,000$374,000
Bangladesh, Nigeria and Yemen - Emergency Funding - UNFPA 2017UNFPA - United Nations Population FundBangladesh; Nigeria; Yemen$5,150,000$2,000,000
Better Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for All in IndonesiaUNFPA - United Nations Population FundIndonesia$8,000,000$4,900,000
Building a Baseline for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Data in MozambiqueWHO - World Health OrganizationMozambique$4,962,176$2,858,803
Cameroon - Protection and Livelihoods Assistance - International Rescue Committee 2018 and 2019International Rescue CommitteeCameroon$2,000,000$2,000,000
Central African Republic - Emergency Assistance - Plan International 2017Plan International CanadaCentral African Republic$2,000,000$254,000
Chad - Humanitarian Assistance in Lac Region - CARE Canada 2017CARE CanadaChad$2,600,000$269,620
Chad - Humanitarian Assistance in Lac Region - International Rescue Committee 2018-2019International Rescue CommitteeChad$2,200,000$2,200,000
Closing Persistant Gaps in Reproductive Health Service DeliveryMARIE STOPES INTERNATIONAL LTD.Sub-Saharan Africa$12,000,000$12,000,000
Combatting Discrimination and Violence Against Women and Girls in the AmericasOAS - Organization of American StatesAmerica$1,988,609$1,491,457
Combatting Early Marriage in BangladeshPlan International CanadaBangladesh$14,200,000$5,240,351
Combatting Gender-Based Violence in BangladeshUN WomenBangladesh$5,000,000$4,000,000
Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Reproductive Health Services for Adolescent GirlsUNFPA - United Nations Population FundGhana$15,000,000$15,000,000
Creating Opportunities and Preventing Migration of Unaccompanied Girls, Boys and AdolescentsSave the Children CanadaHonduras$1,000,000$300,000
Delivering for Girls and Women : Better Health, Rights and Data for EqualityWomen DeliverAfrica; America; Asia; Europe; Kenya; Senegal; South Pacific$20,000,000$20,000,000
Eliminating Violence Against Women and Girls in West Bank and GazaUN WomenWest Bank Gaza$17,260,000$11,719,290
Emergency Global Funding - UNFPA 2018UNFPA - United Nations Population FundAfrica; America; Asia$2,000,000$2,000,000
Emergency Regional Funding for Africa - UNFPA 2018UNFPA - United Nations Population FundAfrica$1,000,000$1,000,000
Empowering Adolescents to Prevent Unwanted Pregnancies, HIV and ViolenceUNICEF - United Nations Children's FundBolivia$9,215,520$4,385,000
Enhanced Prevention and Intervention in Cases of Violence Against Women in MoroccoUN WomenMorocco$3,000,000$2,400,000
Evidence for EmpowermentUNFPA - United Nations Population FundMozambique$9,900,000$6,435,000
Freedom to Choose: Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in South SudanInternational Planned Parenthood Federation - Africa RegionSouth Sudan$4,966,396$2,953,431
Global Financing Facility: Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and RightsIBRD Trust Funds - World BankBurkina-Faso; Côte d'Ivoire$20,000,000$20,000,000
Health, Empowerment and Rights for Vulnerable Populations in MyanmarUNICEF - United Nations Children's FundMyanmar$18,000,000$6,000,000
Hurricane Irma - Restoring Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Cuba - UNFPA 2017UNFPA - United Nations Population FundCuba$150,000$150,000
Improving Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Reducing Early Forced MarriagePlan International CanadaEthiopia$8,000,000$2,875,241
Improving Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and Nutrition in EthiopiaUNICEF - United Nations Children's FundEthiopia$14,800,000$4,704,000
Improving Integrated Health Services for Women, Teenage Girls and Children in HaitiUNFPA - United Nations Population FundHaiti$25,000,000$10,800,000
Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Respect for the Rights of Adolescent Girls in BeninCCISD - Center for International Cooperation in Health and DevelopmentBenin$8,000,000$6,069,854
Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Education for YouthProfamiliaColombia$10,000,000$2,797,041
Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health in Latin America and Sub-Saharan AfricaIPPF - International Planned Parenthood FederationAmerica; Sub-Saharan Africa$4,000,000$4,000,000
Improving the Health and Well-Being of Women and Adolescents in Southern SenegalUNFPA - United Nations Population FundSenegal$19,950,000$16,000,000
Increasing Access to Safe Abortion and Contraception in AfricaIpasCongo, Democratic Republic; Kenya; Nigeria; Zambia$3,000,000$7,199,996
Increasing Demand for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in West AfricaPSI - Population Services InternationalCôte d'Ivoire; West Africa$12,000,000$12,000,000
Institutional Support to the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala - 2017-2019UNDP - United Nations Development ProgrammeGuatemala$4,100,000$820,000
Iraq Crisis - Emergency Healthcare - Doctors of the World Canada 2017-2019Doctors of the World CanadaIraq$8,000,000$2,640,000
Iraq Crisis - Healthcare and Sexual Health Assistance - International Medical Corps 2017-2019International Medical Corps UKIraq$8,000,000$2,120,000
Iraq Crisis - Reproductive Health and Support for Survivors of Violence - UNFPA 2016-2018UNFPA - United Nations Population FundIraq$28,000,000$22,000,000
Iraq Crisis - Response to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence - Islamic Relief Canada 2017-2019Islamic Relief CanadaIraq$3,000,000$2,000,000
Justice, Empowerment and Dignity of Women and Girls in the DRCUNDP - United Nations Development ProgrammeCongo, Democratic Republic$18,000,000$10,000,000
Justice, Governance, and Fight Against Impunity in HondurasLWBC - Lawyers Without Borders CanadaHonduras$11,806,245$635,772
Making Trade Work for Women in Eastern AfricaTradeMark East AfricaEast Africa$15,000,000$3,600,000
Mali - Humanitarian Assistance in Gao Region – 2017-2018Local SupplierMali$3,000,000$458,100
Multi-Country Emergency Funding - UNFPA 2018UNFPA - United Nations Population FundBangladesh; Central African Republic; Congo, Democratic Republic; Libya; Nigeria; Yemen$9,900,000$9,900,000
Myanmar - Emergency Health Care to Vulnerable Populations - Doctors Without Borders Canada 2017Doctors Without BordersMyanmar$700,000$280,000
Myanmar - Humanitarian Assistance for Conflict-Affected and Displaced People - ADRA Canada 2018ADRA - Adventist Development and Relief Agency CanadaMyanmar$1,150,000$379,500
Nigeria - Livelihoods and Protection Assistance - Plan Canada 2018-2019Plan International CanadaNigeria$1,800,000$1,800,000
Owning their Reproductive Health Choices: Tanzanian Women and Girls DecideMarie Stopes TanzaniaTanzania$15,500,000$12,157,395
Preventing and Responding to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in EthiopiaUNFPA – United Nations Population FundEthiopia$14,700,000$9,000,000
Preventing Child, Early and Forced Marriage in BeninCARE CanadaBenin$3,000,000$3,000,000
Prevention and Reduction of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict Situations - ICRC 2018ICRC - International Committee of the Red CrossAfrica; America; Asia; Europe$3,000,000$3,000,000
Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in BeninGovernment of the Netherlands - Ministry of Foreign AffairsBenin$9,000,000$9,000,000
Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Adolescent Boys and Girls in the DRCSave the Children CanadaCongo, Democratic Republic$10,000,000$10,000,000
Promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Nutrition for Adolescent GirlsHKI - Helen Keller InternationalBurkina-Faso$9,860,000$9,860,000
Protecting Girls and Adolescents from Sexual Violence, Teenage Pregnancies and Early UnionsUNFPA - United Nations Population FundCentral America; El Salvador$3,400,000$2,300,000
Reaching Adolescent Girls Everywhere- Increasing Youth Access to Family Planning and ContraceptivesUNFPA - United Nations Population FundCongo, Democratic Republic; Mali$5,000,000$5,000,000
Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to Make Informed Choices on Sexual and Reproductive HealthSave the Children CanadaNigeria$12,000,000$8,558,122
Reaching the Poorest: Quality Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in MozambiqueSave the Children CanadaMozambique$10,000,000$5,364,210
Reducing Impunity for Crimes of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in HondurasJustice Education Society of British ColumbiaHonduras$5,245,941$1,574,016
Sectoral Budget Support in Sexual and Reproductive HealthGovernment of Mali - Ministry of the Economy and FinancesMali$18,000,000$18,000,000
Securing Rights of Women Domestic Workers in BangladeshOxfam CanadaBangladesh$11,400,000$800,000
Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women and Adolescents in Northern NigeriaClinton Health Access InitiativeNigeria$19,950,000$13,482,314
Sexual Health and Empowerment - PhilippinesOxfam CanadaPhilippines$17,800,000$4,725,000
Somalia - Support for People Affected by Drought and Conflict - World Vision 2017-2018World Vision CanadaSomalia$4,300,000$1,505,000
Somalia - Support to People Affected by Drought and Conflict - Save the Children 2017-2018Save the Children CanadaSomalia$3,800,000$950,000
South Sudan - Humanitarian Response in Nutrition and Protection - CARE CanadaCARE CanadaSouth Sudan$800,000$248,000
Strengthening Health Systems and Services in BangladeshIBRD Trust Funds - World BankBangladesh$30,000,000$6,240,000
Strengthening National Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in MozambiqueIBRD Trust Funds - World BankMozambique$75,000,000$45,000,000
Strengthening Resilience in Cox's BazarInternational Organization for MigrationBangladesh$4,000,000$2,800,000
Strengthening the Midwifery Profession and Practice in HaïtiUNFPA - United Nations Population FundHaiti$15,000,000$8,900,000
Strengthening the Promotion, Monitoring and Respect for the Rights of Women and the LGBT CommunityOHCHR - United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human RightsHonduras$3,000,000$1,035,000
Strengthening the Rights of Indigenous and Other Discriminated Women in GuatemalaOHCHR - United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human RightsGuatemala$2,500,000$435,000
Support for Burkina Faso's Basic Education Strategic Development ProgramGovernment of Burkina Faso - Ministry of Economy and FinanceBurkina-Faso$50,000,000$900,000
Supporting Family Planning and Abortion in MozambiquePathfinder InternationalMozambique$18,490,000$5,444,736
Syria Crisis - Addressing Gender-Based Violence and Reproductive Health - UNFPA Multi YearUNFPA - United Nations Population FundSyria$28,000,000$24,500,000
Syria Crisis - Comprehensive Health Services to Conflict-Affected Populations - 2017-2019Local SupplierSyria$18,000,000$4,590,000
Syria Crisis - Emergency Health Assistance in Lebanon - Médecins du Monde Canada 2017-2019Doctors of the World CanadaLebanon$10,000,000$2,490,000
Syria Crisis - Health and Prevention of Gender-based Violence in Jordan and Lebanon - UNFPA Multi YrUNFPA - United Nations Population FundJordan; Lebanon$21,000,000$17,000,000
Syria Crisis - Health Services for Vulnerable Communities in Lebanon - World Relief Canada 2017-2019World Relief CanadaLebanon$4,500,000$937,500
Syria Crisis - Meeting Urgent Health Needs in Lebanon - International Medical Corps 2017-2019International Medical Corps UKLebanon$10,000,000$2,640,000
Together Against Violence - Women of Bolivia: Your Rights, Your BudgetOxfam-QuébecBolivia$7,530,000$1,760,300
Uganda - Emergency Healthcare for South Sudanese Refugees - Doctors Without Borders 2017Doctors Without BordersUganda$1,800,000$720,000
Uganda - Emergency Response for South Sudanese Refugees - CARE Canada 2017CARE CanadaUganda$750,000$562,500
Uganda - Humanitarian Assistance for South Sudanese Refugees - CLWR 2017CLWR - Canadian Lutheran World ReliefUganda$1,100,000$495,000
Uganda – Water and Protection for South Sudanese Refugees – Plan International 2017Plan International CanadaUganda$1,225,000$245,000
Ukraine - Emergency Protection, Shelter and Livelihoods - ACTED 2018ACTEDUkraine$1,350,000$108,000
We Decide - Reducing Adolescent Pregnancy in Loreto, PeruPlan International CanadaPeru$11,200,000$4,440,693
Women Engaged for Human Dignity in Northern BeninCuso InternationalBenin$3,000,000$2,030,000
Women's Rights and Gender-Sensitive Justice in GuatemalaCECI - Centre for International Studies and CooperationGuatemala$6,150,000$1,600,781
Yemen - Emergency Health and Nutrition Assistance - ADRA Canada 2018-2019ADRA - Adventist Development and Relief Agency CanadaYemen$3,500,000$700,000
Yemen - Emergency Water, Hygiene, Health and Livelihoods Assistance – CARE Canada 2018-2019CARE CanadaYemen$4,100,000$410,000

Note:  All data is preliminary and will be updated regularly as more information becomes available through project implementation. Given operational sensitivities certain projects contributing to SRHR are not included in this list.

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